Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Event host

Women in Engineering Alumni Council

22 February 2019 7:30am to 9:00am


Mercure Hotel 85-87 North Quay Brisbane City

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Alumni industry and friends of The University of Queensland are invited to the Faculty's inaugural 'Celebrating Success' Breakfast hosted by UQ's Women in Engineering Alumni Network. The breakfast will be held on Friday 22 February from 7:30–9am at the Mercure Hotel in Brisbane. 

This annual event presents a unique opportunity for our alumni and broader community to celebrate the achievements of leaders in their respective fields and share best practice strategies for improving gender equality across the Engineering sector. This year the Women in Engineering Alumni Network are proud to announce our special guest speaker, Wendy King, President, ConocoPhilips Australia East.

Delivering an inspirational keynote titled 'Building a successful career in STEM: The challenges and the opportunities', Wendy will share her story - from growing up in rural Nebraska to becoming the President of ConocoPhillips Australia East. She’ll also discuss her views on the challenges facing gender diversity and the opportunities that lie ahead to entice and retain women in Engineering. 


About Wendy
Wendy began her career as a petroleum engineer with Conoco Inc. and has held various technical and leadership positions in the Exploration and Production business in the United States, United Kingdom and Africa.

Prior to starting with Australia Pacific LNG in July 2011, Wendy held leadership roles in ConocoPhillips Alaska serving as the Vice President, External Affairs and as Manager, Alaska North Slope Gas Development. In 2011, Wendy was seconded to Australia Pacific LNG as Vice President, Commercial. Wendy assumed the role of President, Australia East in 2017. Wendy received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines in the United States. She lives with her husband and two children in Brisbane.
Wendy also serves as a Director of the board for the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA). She has previously served on the University of Alaska board of trustees, the Resource Development Council of Alaska Board of Directors and the United Way of Anchorage Board.
We hope that you can join us.


Mr Kyle Williams, Faculty Advancement Office,
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, The University of Queensland
Telephone: 07 3365 4302  Mobile: 0400 569 493  Email: k.williams@uq.edu.au